THERAPY WITH ADULTS
PERSONS SEEK therapy when they experience stress, conflict, or emotional pain that cause unhappiness and reduce effectiveness. They are affected negatively by pressures and problems of work, family, and relationships. Satisfying and meaningful experiences with our partners, children, parents, friends and work are pivotal in our lives. When there is a breakdown in one of these areas, how we think about and respond to the issue will powerfully affect both our present and future. Improving these relationships or work experiences will bring greater happiness and mental well-being into our lives. With my guidance, together we create a treatment program which addresses their specific concerns.
I WORK WITH PERSONS WHO ARE ...
- Experiencing depressive episodes
- Suffering from low self-esteem
- Alienated from others
- Lacking energy or motivation to make needed changes
- Trobuled by anxiety, social discomfort, or panic attacks
- Struggling in relationships
- Grieving the loss of a loved one
- Experiencing work and career issues
- Dealing with substance abuse
- Having anger managment issues
THERAPY WITH COUPLES
EVERY COUPLE begins their relationship with high and joyous expectations. When things go wrong and their repair attempts fail, they often seek out a psychotherapist. Working with couples is difficult and rewarding because so much is at stake, the persons involved are eager to find balance, cooperation, respect -- and to rekindle love.
With most couples I meet with them together. We focus on resolving the problem that brought them into therapy. To deal with their points of conflict and unhappiness I work with them to improve commuication, negotiation, empathy, and their sense of humor. At times, couples are guided to address issues they carry from their original families and to understand how their family history influences their present relationship for good or ill. Through these, and other means, resolution of their conflicts is often obtained and a more accepting, enhanced, and fulfilling relationship follows.
COUPLES COME INTO THERAPY WHO ARE ...
- In crisis about the future of their life together
- In unhappy and destructive relationships
- Dealing with emotional abuse
- Distraught from failures of communication
- Suffering from sexual dysfunction
- Drifting apart